Many of our coaches and player's families have links to Amgen and this local company graciously supports our efforts to develop healthy and balanced young people.
At Orca Youth Rugby everyone is welcome. Designed to develop both beginners and experienced players of all skill levels, we train boys and girls ages 8 to 18 (high school) to play one of the most challenging and enjoyable sports in the world: RUGBY! Rugby has a place for all body types: small and fast, big and strong, tall or short. Although rugby is wildly popular around the world, relatively few people in the U.S. are familiar with rugby, so we start from the beginning so everyone can learn. Even though it looks like chaos to begin with, after a few weeks of practice and a game or two, even beginners “get it” and have a lot of fun!
Orca Youth Rugby exists to serve the youth of Ventura County. Players come from all over Ventura County including Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Somis, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Moorpark and Simi Valley. All youth are welcome.
Unfortunately we are not able to use Monte Vista on Saturday. ACHS is hosting the girls round robin. They are currently looking for another location. We will advise if the girls are scheduled elsewhere.
On Saturday 24 Mar, Orca Youth rugby will combine with the Mens and Ladies Outlaws for the 2018 Ventura County Rugby Day. U10-14 Coed and U18 Boys Orca teams are playing at home, followed by two Mens Outlaws matches. Come out and enjoy a full day of Rugby. Bring family and friends.
California Lutheran University, Parking G4, across from 3557 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks 91360 (pitch is behind parking lot)
U18: 09:30a (CHANGED)
U14: 11:00a (CHANGED)
U10 & U12 concurrently: 12:00p (CHANGED)
Men First XV: 1:00p
Men Second XV: 2:30p (Immediately after First XV)
At this time the girls matches, hosted by ACHS are in limbo , dependent upon an alternate field. We will advise.
Congratulations to Orca's U10 Co-Coach Steve and his Cal Lutheran University Knights for winning their playoff match against Loyola Marymount Univ by a score of 38-19. With the win CLU moves on to play Cal Maritime Academy on Sat 24 Mar. Good luck CLU.
Simply come along to one of our practices or games and see what rugby is about. Check out what we do and ask one of our coaches or other parents there about playing rugby – they will be more than happy to talk to you about the Orca’s and the game of rugby.
Orca has teams for kids from age 5 through high school. Players are divided into Under-18 (U18) Boys, U18 Girls, U16 Boys, U15 Girls, U14 Boys, U12 coed, U10 coed and U8 coed teams.
Age eligibility is determined by the athlete's age on the previous August 31st. For example, for the 2016/2017 season, an athlete must have been 11 or younger on August 31, 2016, to play for the U12 team.
Practice location through remainder of the 2017/18 season:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 - 8pm
Practice starts promptly at 6pm and during wet weather periods please check the status of the field (below) to make sure the field is open.
A special thank you to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors
This local and thoughtful health care services provider, Gold Coast Health Plan, helps Orca keep the young people of Ventura County fit and active for a healthier adulthood.